Top 10 Things to Do with Mom on Mother’s Day
by Tracy E. Hill, Ph.D.
As we have more years under our belt, it’s hard for our adult children to come up with ideas for us on Mother’s Day. Much like April Fool’s Day, one of my particular favorites, my children have been exposed to every trickery I can think of for the past several decades; so it’s hard to trick them now. So what do they do for Mother’s Day and what should I do with my 83 year old mom this year? Here are my top 10 ideas that I believe any Mother would love!
1. Visit with Mom. Whether it’s a quick visit or an extended stay, go see your Mom where ever she may be. Priceless.
2. Take a Class Together. Whether it’s an art, painting or a cooking course; sign up for a class together and have some fun while being creative.
3. Visit Local Destination. Most towns big and small have a winery, orchard or farmers market that is within a short drive away. Jump in the car and spend the morning or afternoon with Mom doing something local and fun.
4. Movie. When is the last time you saw a movie on the big screen with your Mother complete with popcorn, soda and sweets? If Mom can’t get to a movie theater, bring the movie (Netflix, Redbox, etc.) to Mom and make your own fun snacks to share!
5. Pampering. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love an hour or so of pampering. Manicure, pedicure, facial, massage – your mom will love this special time with you.
6. Museum. Is there a new or old museum in town that your Mother would enjoy visiting? I think it’s been years since my Mother went to a museum and would most likely enjoy the walk around and my company to share while doing something educational and fun with me.
7. Share a Meal. Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner; sharing a meal with my Mom always makes her happy. Does your Mother have a favorite restaurant or does she prefer to eat in and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by you?
8. Go Through Old Photos. It doesn’t matter where your Mother is living, but she’ll always enjoy going through family photos with you. Sit down and bring some photo albums to share with Mom on this special day.
9. Dream Car. I’ll never forget a couple years ago traveling with my adult children to Hawaii and they switched out the boring sedan I had rented for a souped up Mustang convertible! Made the trip so much better. Not traveling to Hawaii, no worries. Rent Mom’s dream car in her home town and let Mom take you for a drive!
10. Grandchildren. Nothing trumps the kids or grandkids. If you have them, bring them over to see Mom for a visit of snuggles and love. Brightens any Mother any day of the year! This year, my oldest (30 yo) will be flying in from California and we plan on stopping over to see Mom so she can see him. Her only request on Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!
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